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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hamidreza Sanatinia
25 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Low but...: If you are asking about RDW that is part of a CBC report in United States, a value lower than 80 is usually considered low (different labs may have di ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Normal: Rdw is either normal or elevated, it is not low. However, RDW may be normal or at the lower end of normal and a person may still have a red cell disor ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
36 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Probably nothing: The RDW is how the size of your red blood cells varies with the mean size of your red blood cells. There is no harm in having a low rdw. Certain types ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Rubenstein
44 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Iron deficiency.: These findings on a CBC usually mean iron deficiency. There are other causes of low MCV including thalassemia, sideroblastic anemia & lead poisoning. ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Deborah Sculco
36 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
May not be problem: Is the rest of the hemogram normal.
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
Not significant: None of those values is significant in the absence of clinical disease.
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Need more info: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. ... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
34 years experience in Pediatrics
No that low.: High RDW and low MCH are both consistent with blood loss and mild iron deficiency - with menses most likely, or sometimes with an ulcer.
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Bates jr.
23 years experience in Critical Care
Nothing definite: These results alone are not concerning. Your Eosinophils can be 1% of your total count and be fine. The RDW tells about the red cells size in compar ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Cooper
47 years experience in Pediatrics
More info: Is there a family history of spherocytosis? Is there any history of jaundice (yellowness) or of enlarged spleen. Why was this group of tests done and ... Read More

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